Journalism major Brady Jones talks about working on the student-run newspaper, the Daily Nebraskan, and getting involved with the news-editorial international depth report project in Bolivia.

Journalism Major Description

Journalists, no matter what medium they choose, make a difference in our communities, our country and our world. As a journalism student at UNL—and later as a graduate—you will help keep the public informed by providing a window on the world through news, information and entertainment. You will learn how to:

  • write
  • report
  • edit
  • shoot photographs and video
  • design graphics and pages.

Journalism Faculty

Faculty know journalism up close and personally. Before turning to teaching, they worked for such news organizations as:

  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • ABC News
  • The Miami Herald
  • The Detroit News
  • Gannett News Service
  • Business Week.

Real-World Experience for Journalism Majors

Journalism majors may participate in a daily news service that covers Nebraska state government—including the Legislature and state agencies—for clients across the state. Students may also participate in the Omaha World-Herald Fellowship program, which supports four students each semester who work as interns for Nebraska's largest newspaper.

Journalism majors regularly win top prizes in writing and photography in the Hearst Journalism Awards program, competing against students from the nation's other 107 accredited programs.

Internships for Journalism Majors

Faculty help students find internships at news organizations such as:

  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • Variety
  • The Milwaukee Journal
  • The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • The Des Moines Register
  • The Omaha World-Herald
  • The Lincoln Journal Star
  • The Grand Island Independent
  • The Norfolk Daily News
  • as well as numerous smaller daily and weekly newspapers.

The faculty, with many professional contacts both locally and nationwide, also actively help place students in jobs within the state and throughout the country and the world. Students interested in majoring in Journalism should contact the college office in 147 Andersen Hall.